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  • Group introductions: Six word stories ala HemingwaySix words on why you do what you do
  • These 4 currents from a prism that help people see our or in new light, help us see work in new lightImpact = (Intention + Illumination + Inspiration) x Insightin other words...  your organization’s impact is the sum of shared goals, knowledge and passion, multiplied by fresh insights that lead to effective approaches. The most compelling organizations crackle with electricity, as if a current was coursing through them. At the LightBox Collaborative, we believe there are four currents that flow through compelling causes…Working together, these four currents can supercharge your impact. The most effective organizations are hard-wired for success as these currents course through programs and operations alike.
  • Stories are a fundamental building block of our society.They are a key way that we convey and remember information and may even be hard wired in us.
  • In fact, stories do more than stick with us. Stories TRUMP facts . Studies show it, but so do your own experience[slide: santa, tooth fairy, urban myths? how long did you believe in Santa even after you knew no one can fit down a chimney? Other examples…]
  • But stories aren’t just for kids. Check out this examples of nonprofits using powerful stories to advance their strategies – can use green slate - Smart professionals tell stories, too.Storytelling a framework that applies across media and across org type. But is particularly well-suited to community building work that you do
  • http://vimeo.com/15068227I want to show you a story about the power of stories. It’s a story about what happens when you tell stories. Through the power of sharing stories, $93 bucks has been multiplied in 200,000 meals for needy families. And that ain’t child’s play!Need one wow factor example: 93 Dollar club video need to be embeded: http://vimeo.com/15068227
  • Kivi Leroux Miller http://www.nonprofitmarketingguide.com/5 questions nonprofits should answer with storiesThese 5 common questions cry for stories!
  • Answer with Testimonials. When someone is learning about you for the first time, they’ll be curious what other people think about your organization, your staff and your effectiveness. You can talk about how great you are, but that’s not nearly as convincing as testimonials from other people who aren’t on your payroll (or even on your board). Testimonials are short quotes — little mini-stories — that offer insight into why someone is happy to be associated with your organization in one or two sentences.
  • Gilda’s Club Seattle includes testimonials and photos at the top of nearly every page on its site that instantly convey how important the group is to its supporters.
  • Answer with Profiles. When someone donates time or money to your organization, they are joining a virtual community of people who believe in the same cause. If someone is not quite sure if your nonprofit is a good fit for them, showing them that they fit in with other supporters can help overcome that barrier. Profiles of clients, donors, volunteers, members, and other supporters are a good way to show the different kinds of people who are involved with your group, making a newcomer feel more comfortable that they are in the right place.
  • Fathers Network mission is to celebrate and support fathers and families raising children with special health care needs and developmental disabilities. Please utilize the superb resources on this site. They have a storybank on their web page so father interested in their services can see firsthand the challenges that other fathers are struggling with – there is no better signal that people in this organization can relate.
  • Answer with Success Stories. Do you get the job done? Are you going to make a difference with the money I give you? Success stories show donors (and potential new donors) exactly what it is you do and how you do it. They can be full-length articles or shorter vignettes like those on the
  • National CASA website. CASA = Court Appointed Special Advocates The multimedia stories on the home page show the children they serve and their adult court-appointed advocates speaking about the benefits of the CASA program. These stories end with this simple statement: “Children with a CASA volunteer are less likely to reenter Child Protective Services.” Does it work? Yes, it does.REPLACE WITH HEALTH EXAMPLE?
  • 4) What Difference Can a Single Person Make?Answer with Personalized Giving Options. Big problems are overwhelming. If you swamp people with the enormity of the need, they are likely to tune you out and move on to something that feels more manageable. One way to overcome this problem is to focus on the difference that a single person can make and clearly demonstrate through storytelling that a new donor, as a single individual, can bring about change by supporting your organization. Tying donor actions or gift levels to specific results is a great way to do that.
  • Kiva and Donors Choose are the shining stars in this category. CARE’s “I Am Powerful” campaign also makes a clear yet less direct connection between individual donors and the people they are helping.This approach makes the donor the protagonist of their own storyREPLACE WITH HEALTH EXAMPLE?
  • 5) Can I Come Along?Answer with Personal Chronicles. For your supporters to fully engage with your nonprofit, you have to be willing to share what’s really going on. A small but important segment of your donor base won’t be happy with the level of detail they get in your newsletters. They’ll want more and you should give it to them. Blogs are a natural way to provide this kind of ongoing, detailed, behind-the-scenes narrative about your work.
  • Added photos of hospital under construction and donors to capital campaign could log on to check it out.
  • Now go write your own 25 minutesThen share stories in pairs to share feedback 15 minutes Is there anyone who wants to share with the entire group for feedback from this august group of story expert?
  • Lunch Break
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  • These stories are about the people your org serves, the people who do the work inside your org and the people who benefit.
  • If you weave these stories into your work, into your org culture
  • it becomes the DNA of your org When your stories are in your org dna, as the guiding principles, the things that create you, you will be gathering and telling them in a way that helps you connect with donors, constituents, policy makers and more.
  • Share a few from the group. Who filled them all in? Anyone have an aha moment in this exercise? Anyone have a story they thought of a new way?
  • This health insurer offers Health care success stories told by the people who lived them. Candid and moving stories about recovering from cancer, losing weight, and other conditions.Mix of patients, nurses, even a benefits administrator talking about the value that this org adds
  • Storytelling on your web siteThis whole org revolves around the story of their founder Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) shares the vision of our founder and creator, Alexandra “Alex” Scott—a cure for all children with cancer.When Alex, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, was four, she told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand. Her plan: to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure. Her first “Alex’s Lemonade Stand” raised an astonishing $2,000 in one day. While bravely fighting her own cancer, Alex continued to set up lemonade stands every year. As news spread of the remarkable girl so dedicated to helping other sick children, people everywhere were inspired to start their own lemonade stands—donating the proceeds to her cause.In 2004 when Alex passed away at the age of eight—her stand and inspiration had raised over $1 million towards finding a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by her parents in 2005 to continue the work that Alex began. Our mission is simple: to raise money for and awareness of childhood cancer causes—especially research into new treatments and cures—and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.Since Alex set up her first lemonade stand in 2000—truly exemplifying the saying “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade”—we have raised more than $35 million, with more than $12 million of those dollars coming from lemonade stands. Note that the whole web site design incorporates the story – the lemon yellow the tag line, etc
  • BarnesJewishHospital213 videos62,342 video views92 subscribersJoined March 28, 2008Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the largest hospital in Missouri and an affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine. Barnes-Jewish has a 1,700 member medical staff with many who are recognized in the "Best Doctors in America."Description: Barnes-Jewish Hospital nurses share their stories of joy and heartache as they care for their patients.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHSplE-8Rjk&feature=autoplay&list=PLC1EBDA49E0D185EB&index=2&playnext=1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40pOwOr7Swg&p=C1EBDA49E0D185EBSee also http://www.storybuilders.org/node/32
  • Listen to “feed the car” TRT 1:30HOLLY need to download the file & Embeddhttp://www.driveforrebecca.org/Drive for Rebecca is a one-family org that build awareness of autism and raises $ for Reed Academy, a NJ school for autistic children Rebecca is smiling because she and her familyThey use the itunes store to share podcasts of stories from other families with autistic kids Host of this podcast is the father-founder of this org and has written “the special needs parent Handbook” drove cross-country in 2002 kicking off an ongoing effort to help parents become stronger advocates,    to support education and help open REED Academy, and to advance groundbreaking research including studies underway at Seaver Autism Center.
  •  Though not a list of all the solutions available to you, here are a handful of good ones. When it comes podcasting, most people want to concentrate on their content and worry less about the technical aspects. And honestly: you have more to gain with better content than by understanding what an RSS file is. So, why bother? Have a look at these services:Blogtalkradioblogtalkradio is a Podcast and social networking site that offers a very easy way to create on-demand audio.PodBean.comPodBean.com offers an easy way to publish your own audio and video podcast in 3 steps. There is not technology curve. You can share your podcast in Facebook, Myspace, Blogger, and other online destinations.GarageBandPodOmaticPodOmatic offers a basic and pro option. Basic provides easy tools, 500MB of storage and 15GB of bandwidth per month. Pro has more features for about $10/month. Find out more at the PodOmatic website.
  • Peggy Hiemer, Tinley Park, ILI work for a nursing home group, and we use Facebook to keep the families in touch with what is happening at each nursing home. It is a great way for them to see instant photos, and make comments, or even leave them messages. It is such a wonderful to let them know that their family member is loved and well cared for.
  • As communicators, it’s our jobs to hold our organizations and our causes up to the light. Shed new light… How will you do that with what you’ve learned today?
  • Campfires- Start using the stories everywhere you can. Turn every communication into a campfire.By telling stories is how you really weave them into your work.
  • These 4 currents from a prism that help people see our or in new light, help us see work in new lightImpact = (Intention + Illumination + Inspiration) x Insightin other words...  your organization’s impact is the sum of shared goals, knowledge and passion, multiplied by fresh insights that lead to effective approaches. The most compelling organizations crackle with electricity, as if a current was coursing through them. At the LightBox Collaborative, we believe there are four currents that flow through compelling causes…Working together, these four currents can supercharge your impact. The most effective organizations are hard-wired for success as these currents course through programs and operations alike.
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    • 1. Storytelling
      An ancient strategy for a new world
    • 2. Holding good ideas up to the light
    • 3. INTENTION
      Clarity of goals and the means to track progress towards them
    • 4. ILLUMINATION
      Information and perspective to inform action
    • 5. INSPIRATION
      Passion and purpose working together to create momentum
    • 6. INSIGHT
      Alignment of people, purpose, and resources preparing you to meet challenges in a new way
    • 7. INTENTION
      IMPACT
      INSPIRATION
      INSIGHT
      ILLUMINATION
    • 8. Power of Stories
    • 9.
    • 10.
    • 11. Smart Professionals Tell Stories, Too
    • 12.
    • 13. Strategic Storytelling
    • 14. Strategic Storytelling
      Five questions you should answer with stories…
      Kivi Leroux Miller
      www.nonprofitmarketingguide.com
    • 15. 1)
      What Do Other People Think About This?
      1
    • 16.
    • 17. 2
      Are People Here Like Me?
    • 18.
    • 19. 3
      Does
      This
      Work?
    • 20.
    • 21. What Difference Can a Single Person Make?
      4
    • 22.
    • 23. Can I
      Come Along?
      5
    • 24.
    • 25. Elements of Successful Stories
    • 26. WIDENTHE LENS
      RESOLUTION
      PROTAGONIST
      BARRIER
      What Makes a Good Story?
      BARRIER
      GOAL
      INCITING INCIDENT
      BARRIER
      ACT I ACT II ACT III
    • 27. Storytelling Tips
      • Name names!
      • 28. Less telling, more showing.
      • 29. The right details paint the picture.
    • What’s your story?
    • 30. Lunch Break!
    • 31.
    • 32.
    • 33.
    • 34.
    • 35.
    • 36. Storytelling as Best Practice
      by Andy Goodman
      How stories strengthen your organization, engage your audience, and advance your mission.
    • 37. “I became a l do-gooder because...”
      “I got this tattoo when...”
      “On the morning of 9/11...”
      “At my first job, I...”
      “Today on Facebook...”
      IDENTITY
    • 38. The Mob at the Gates Story
      The Benevolent Community Story
      The Rot at the Top Story
      The Triumphant Individual Story
      CULTURE
    • 39. “Emblematic Success”
      “The Nature of Our Challenge”
      “Performance”
      “How We Started”
      “Where We Are Going”
      “How We’re Striving to Improve”
      TRIBAL IDENTITY & CULTURE
    • 40. “Emblematic Success”
      ICUC saves $2.1M for families
      “The Nature of Our Challenge”
      Moratorium on butt-backwards strategy
      “Performance”
      The parable of the plumber
      “How We Started”
      Crisitunity
      “Where We Are Going”
      The day we retire early
      “How We’re Striving to Improve”
      John Edwards, local realtor
      LIGHTBOX IDENTITY & CULTURE
    • 41. “Emblematic Success”
      “The Nature of Our Challenge”
      “Performance”
      “How We Started”
      “Where We Are Going”
      “How We’re Striving to Improve”
      TRIBAL IDENTITY & CULTURE
    • 42. What are your headlines?
    • 43. Building your library of stories
    • 47.
    • 48. Storytelling Tools
    • 49. Storytelling Web Sites
    • 50. Storytelling Web Sites
    • 51. Web Site Storytelling Best Practices
      Show us the characters – support the story with photos and video
      Weave the elements – integrate core story throughout site
      Provide opportunities for others – let people share their stories
    • 52. Video Storytelling
    • 53. Web Site Storytelling Best Practices
      Keep it short– 90-120 seconds
      First person– people who can tell story firsthand
      Details– choose TITLE carefully – include URL in video
    • 54. Podcast Storytelling
    • 55. Podcast Storytelling Best Practices
      Invest in a good microphone
      Conversations make good listening
      Edit into content chunks
      Plan for mobility – use to your advantage
      Use the iTunes store to push podcast content to interested audiences
    • 56. Social Media Storytelling
    • 57. Social Media Storytelling Best Practices
      Empower and align many voices to share stories
      Invite stories; ask questions
      Push stories out through all social media channels
    • 58. What are your ideas?
    • 59.
    • 60. INTENTION
      IMPACT
      INSPIRATION
      INSIGHT
      ILLUMINATION
    • 61. holly@lightboxcollaborative.com415-225-8597
      @LBCollab
      Holding good ideas up to the light

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